The Honorable Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Shri. Kiren Rijiju, paid a visit to THDC India Ltd. Tehri unit on 09 Feb 2016. Maharani Smt. Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, Honorable MP Tehri constituency, accompanied him. GM (TC), Shri O.S. Maurya and AGM (P&A), Shri C. Minz along with other senior officials of THDC India Limited welcomed them.
A meeting was held in the THDCIL guesthouse chaired by the Honorable Union Minister with THDCIL officials and district level authorities of Tehri. It was focused on the ongoing development in the district. He discussed issues regarding development and safety of the areas around Tehri Dam. GM (TC) appraised him about the project and clarified issues raised by the district authorities and local representatives regarding the Dam.
The following day on 10 February 2016, he visited the Dam, Spillway and the powerhouse. GM (TC) briefed him about the project construction and spillway operation of the Dam. GM (Stage-I), Shri Muhar Mani enlightened him with the working related to transmission, electricity production, power house operation and control room of the project.
He further inspected the Dam and the reservoir surrounding area in a barge-boat along with THDCIL officials. He spoke of the importance of the dam and the project and its different role-playing in the development of the country. He further said that it is a boon to the people living around this project directly or indirectly and congratulated THDCIL official for the project construction and quality. And cited this project as one of the finest in the country.
In his statement he said that this dam has a great potential for tourism in the area and would be of a great help in the economic scenario of the area.
While leaving the guesthouse he checked in the visitor’s book and expressed his thoughts in the following lines.
“The Tehri Dam project is one of the finest design hydro projects ever built. The people have immensely been benefited by this project. It has also created a great potential for tourism around…”
During his visit, officials from THDCIL, AGM (P&A) Shri C. Minz, AGM (Dam) Shri Atul Kapoor , Deputy GM, Shri J.B.S Rana, Deputy GM (Dam) Shri B.K.Rai and Sr. PRO Shri Manbeer Singh Negi and others were present there. CDO Tehri, ADM Tehri, SDM Tehri, DSP Tehri, and CISF Deputy Commandant were also present there.